Good Digital Parenting
Blog | June 6, 2013

There’s always #latergram

Project Administrator, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

Smile. Snap. Share. Repeat.

That’s the formula for any outing I have with my friends.

Unlike when my parents were kids, I can instantly capture and share memories – immortalizing them in feeds and timelines with the click of a button or mouse. But, what if someone were to delete it all? What would I remember?

I bet my parents could tell me how it felt – and I really mean felt – to win the Division basketball title. They probably remember every detail of their prom, down to the smell of their date’s corsage or boutonniere.

Would I remember those things about my life’s most important moments? Or, would I have lost bits and pieces because I was too focused on choosing a photo filter or crafting the perfect 140 character message?

Technology has allowed us to preserve our lives in unimaginable ways. But, when we’re posting our memories, let’s not forget what’s most important – making them.

Live your life in the moment. After all, you can always #latergram it…

A big thanks to Kayla Aimee for the inspiration behind this blog.